Winter/Spring Fiction Sneak Preview

snowflakeWe’re bound to have at least one snowstorm in the coming weeks that will keep us indoors, and you won’t want to be caught without a good book to read! Here’s a look at what’s coming from your favorite authors this winter and spring. Registered library card holders may call the library at (586) 469-6200 to place holds on these forthcoming titles. Card holders may also place their own holds by visiting our online library catalog. (You will need your library card number and PIN to use this feature).

Baldacci, David. The Last Mile. ( Coming in April). New York Times bestselling author Baldacci returns with this next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

Beaton, M. C. Death of a Nurse. (February). M. C. Beaton’s Hamish MacBeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland’s most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.

Box, C. J. Off the Grid. (March). C. J. Box returns with a new Joe Pickett novel. Joe Pickett’s friend, Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators offering Nate a deal to make his criminal record disappear. However, they are not what they seem, as Joe Pickett discovers, and they might just take them all down.

Coben, Harlan. Fool Me Once. (March). Former special ops pilot Maya, home from war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work- her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. Maya questions if you can believe everything you see even when you desperately want to. Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit from her own past before she can face the unbelievable myth about her and her husband.

Foster, Alan Dean. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (January). The novelization of the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues the story of the first Star Wars trilogy. (more…)

Holiday Help From Your Public Library

Transparent_Christmas_Pine_Garland_with_Gold_Bells_ClipartDon’t forget to put the library on your holiday “to do” list, because we have lots of helpful information and services to make your celebrations special.

If you’re looking for that perfect recipe, decorating idea or party theme, we have many resources from which to choose.  Here is just a small sampling:

And if you’re struggling with a seating chart that will keep troublesome family members from disturbing the peace, try this book:

Once you have the menu and decorations set, you’ll need some great music, and the library can help with that, too.  Just log in to our Freegal download site with your library card and PIN number, and search for your favorite music to download to your personal device.  The files are yours to keep forever, and there is plenty of holiday music to choose from.

If you’re looking for something to entertain the children, you’ll find many of the classic holiday stories in our DVD collection, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jingle All the Way, and many, many more.

Stop in and let your public library help make your holidays bright!


Library Construction Project Begins September 21


Beginning on Monday, September 21, contractors will begin demolition and replacement of some crumbling concrete panels near the main entrances of the library.  As our library building is now nearly half a century old, major maintenance issues such as these arise with ever-increasing frequency.  The decay of these concrete panels is both an aesthetic and public safety problem and must be properly addressed.

At various times during the construction process, one of the two main entrances to the library will be closed, but the library will remain open for normal service hours. Please be aware that you may be required to use a different entrance to the library while this work is in progress. We ask that you observe the warning and directional signs that will be posted for your safety.

Depending upon weather conditions, the project is expected to be completed in about two weeks. We appreciate your patience and your cooperation.

Fall Fiction Sneak Preview

Here’s a look at what’s coming from your favorite authors this fall. Registered library card holders may call the library at (586) 469-6200 to place holds on these forthcoming titles. When you place your hold in advance, you help your librarians decide how many copies of a popular title will be needed to meet demand. Registered library card holders may also place their own holds by visiting our online library catalog (you will need your library card number and PIN to use this feature).

Albom, Mitch. The magic strings of Frankie Presto (coming in November). Frankie Presto is the greatest guitar player to ever live, but he has a gift and at times a burden of changing lives with his music. This novel tells of his journey as guitarist and the lives he changes with his music.

Baldacci, David. The Guilty. (November). Will Robie is the government’s most professional, disciplined and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries and eliminates threats before they reach our shores. All of a sudden his skills are gone, while on an overseas assignment he is unable to pull the trigger. He must confront his troubled past in order to recover his skills.

Burke, James Lee. House of the Rising Sun. (December). The story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance, and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever. Set in 1918 Revolutionary Mexico.

Child, Lee. Make me: a Jack Reacher novel (September).  Reacher is plunged into a desperate race through L.A., Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and through the hidden parts of the Internet. He’s up against thugs and assassins all along the way right back to where he started, an isolated town curiously named Mother’s Rest.

Clark, Mary Higgins. All Dressed in White. (November). The second novel in the Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder features television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. Five years ago Amanda Pierce disappeared while excitedly preparing for her wedding. Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative television series “Under Suspicion.” (more…)

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